My friend, Josh Walden, created a pocket book for new believers called “Seek it Like Silver”. Josh is an incredible guy with an awesome story. It’s always cool to see how God uses our selfish, pre-faith life as a kind of training for what he’ll be using us for in the future. Josh is a great example. Continue reading
What’s a little diversity between friends?
I had an amusing ponderance the other day: if Jesus’ ministry started today, would he make use of social networks like Facebook and Twitter? If so, what would he tweet about?
Most scholars attribute the first Christian tweet to Jesus in John 8. Remember the story? After questioning Jesus about the appropriate response to a woman caught in adultery, he reached down and tweeted their handles in the dirt. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago we visited St George’s Market in Belfast (Northern Ireland). This is an indoor market full of vendors selling everything from fresh fish to antiques. One of the vendors was an elderly local artist with a booth full of her artwork. These probably wouldn’t be considered Rembrandts by any stretch of the imagination, but they were beautiful in their own way. No of the lines were smooth or straight and you could see the original penciled pattern on the canvas albeit half erased. To me they were beautiful because the artist poured her heart and soul into them and proudly put them on display for sale. I wondered if anyone ever bought any of them then wondered if that ever made a difference to this lady. Continue reading
Those of you who know me know that I’m a serial blogger. Well, a serial blog starter at least. I’ve always had the best intentions and I’ve always started out strong. Those of you that know me also know I’m a dreamer. I’m all hunky-dory one minute for an idea and the next I’m on to something different. I get about 3 or 4 articles in and my “blog to change the world” passion shifts in another direction. Well here’s my line in the sand. Continue reading
I’ve recently started to pay more attention to the buzz words/phases I use and it’s pretty ugly. I’ve been in church almost my whole life and have picked up every Christian buzz word/phrase ever created. I caught myself saying “awaken” the other day. What is this? I don’t talk like that. I can’t remember the last time, if ever, I used the word, “awaken” in normally speech. “Kids! Awaken. It’s time for school!” Somehow this felt natural in prayer though. Continue reading